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FIGURE 3.1 X-ray pinhole camera “movie” of a directly driven inertial confinement fusion implosion on the OMEGA laser system, from the laser irradiating the shell at early times, to the formation of a hot spot. Each image has ~50-ps temporal resolution, and the total duration of the “movie” is ~3.2 ns. The initial target diameter (upper left image) is ~1 mm, and the final compressed core diameter (third image, bottom row) is <100 µm. Courtesy of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester.